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GCHQ seeks teenage girls to join cyber security fight

Teenage girls who spend a lot of time online and on social media could become the UK's spies of the future, Britain's intelligence agency hopes.

 GCHQ is launching a competition with the aim of encouraging more girls to think about a career in cyber security. Girls aged 13 to 15 will compete in tests that will cover logic and coding, networking and cryptography.

 Working in teams of four, the girls will complete online tasks remotely on their school/home computers, with each stage being harder than the previous one. The 10 groups with the highest scores will then be invited to the CyberFirst competition final in London to investigate a complex cyber threat.

 The CyberFirst winning team will be awarded £1,000 worth of computer equipment for their school, as well as individual prizes.

 "The CyberFirstGirls competition allows teams of young women a glimpse of this exciting world and provides a great opportunity to use new skills."


We encourage our students to participate in the numerous activities organised after school and we provide a range of activities, to allow students to follow their interests and enthusiasms for learning and for wider school life. The current extra-curricular activities programme may be accessed from the link below, but some activities include:

  • Sports and games (football, cricket, basketball, dance, rugby, netball)
  • ICT facilities
  • Science Club
  • Study Support

We also have thriving Drama and Music teams, who offer:

  • Individual instrument tuition on a wide range of instruments
  • Annual musical and theatre productions involving students of all ages
  • Access to state-of-the-art technology in both Music and Drama

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